Today’s post is all about endings–and beginnings.
Today I am ending an era for me –an area that helped save my life. This blog, Forever Last in Gym Class, combined with my Instagram page, helped me throughout my weight loss journey. It helped me to stay accountable, inspired, and allowed me to go through the ups and downs, victories and losses, in a way that made me feel like I wasn’t alone.
It is no secret my losses have been more prevalent than my victories lately. I have gained a lot of weight back and I have not been able to get it off this time ( despite my efforts) and something has just been missing in the whole equation. Part of it is mental in my mindset and how my thinking has been and part is lack of consistency in my diet and exercise. I’d see an old picture of me in my prime shape and want to desperately channel that person I saw who was inspired, motivated, and who stuck to her plans and hit her goals. But then I realized something. I was trying to morph back into someone who no longer exists. I was trying desperately to go back in time when I should have been looking to the future.
I can’t go back in time. I can’t be that person again–she does not exist anymore. She has changed and grown and gone through new experiences and challenges. Life has knocked her down but she keeps getting back up. She is armed with new knowledge. She is ready to turn page- and start a new chapter.
The only person I can try to be now is better than the person I am today. Each day try to be better, instead of living in the past. To focus on how I am now and where I am going. To set new goals, and let go of the past.
So I’d like to welcome you to my new handle (for now)— The Comeback AK. This is not a new journey, but a new chapter. If you have ever felt like you failed something, or if you ever thought you can’t do something..then believe me I understand, and I am going to make it my mission to prove you and myself wrong. If I can do it, ANYONE can. Seriously, anyone.
If you made it this far, thanks for reading. I appreciate all the support I’ve gotten on my journey. Drop a comment ! Now taking any and all support! And if you need anything feel free to message me. We are in this together!